If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the North Wales Branch.
You can submit any butterfly sightings by downloading the free iRecord app to your smartphone. Records that come in via this app can be viewed online at iRecord and are forwarded to the North Wales County Recorder at the end of the year.
Updated guidance for butterfly and moth recorders relating to Coronavirus Covid-19 24/03/2020
The UK Government delivered a very strong and clear message on 23rd March 2020 with their updated guidance:
• The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.
Bearing this in mind, Butterfly Conservation strongly advises that you adhere to the message from the government, and therefore only record butterflies and moths in your gardens. Please do not make any journeys away from your home in order to undertake recording activities, these would be considered as non-essential at the present time.
We will continue to monitor this situation closely and will produce revised guidance when the time is right. Please check for any updates at www.butterfly-conservation.org.
We recommend that you continue to follow the UK Government’s response to the situation at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus .
If you have any doubts or queries regarding this advice, please feel free to contact the recording team at @email
There is a very useful site about butterflies and moths in North Wales called North Wales Lepidoptera.
Species to look out for
Where have the butterflies gone? Butterfly Conservation launches this year’s Big Butterfly Count with urgent appeal for public’s help after disastrous spring weather.
A surge in enthusiasm for observing moths during the lockdowns has resulted in some UK counties recording their first sightings of rare species. Scientists are now hoping there will be similar exciting finds during this year’s Moth Night (and the public to submit their daytime and nighttime sightings of species, as well as photographs.
Butterfly Conservation has teamed up with expert crafters The Makerss for a special online event to show you how to needle felt your own Large Blue butterfly.
The Heath Fritillary, one of the UK’s rarest butterflies, has been discovered for the first time at the Woodland Trust’s Victory Wood in east Kent.
Volunteer with us
Butterfly Conservation relies on the support of thousands of volunteers, and we are always looking for more help inside the office and out in the field. Whether you want to volunteer at a local branch, get outside and help manage our nature reserves, or help with one of our events, we have something for everyone to get involved in! Your time can make a real difference.
In your area
- Branch Secretary
- Branch Treasurer
- Membership Secretary & Newsletter Editor
- Events and Publicity Officer